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Baguio Central University

n 1945 immediately after World War II the vocational school named Centro Academy started its operation with the initiative and dedication of the late Godofredo Fernandez and his wife Margarita J. Fernandez.

In 1949 a high school academic program was added to the vocational school. It was then named as Centro Industrial School. The secondary curriculum was offered as an alternative for vocational training.

With an aim to provide a wider scope of educational training and to meet the demand of the growing region the vocational school which was under a single proprietorship was turned into a private corporation. From 1951-1953 the institution offered college courses leading to the degrees Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Secondary and Elementary Education and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. The Bachelor of Laws and Engineering courses were offered in 1953 and Master of Arts in Education in 1955. For successive years the institution had undergone expansion in its academic programs. From 1971-1977 there were other courses that were offered. These were Bachelor of Science in Public Administration Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Doctor or Education Master of Public and Business Administration. It was during these years of development when the institution was named as the Eastern Philippine Colleges and later on renamed as the Lyceum of Baguio before it became the Baguio Central University as it is known today.

In 1949 Dr. Margarita J. Fernandez became the first president of the University.

In 1985 a two-year course in Associate in Hotel and Restaurant Management was offered.

The few numbers of pre-school in Baguio City drove BCU to put up its own pre-school in 1987. Thus the Growing-Up Learning Center stood. Its programs are geared toward experiential learning where learning is fun and fulfilling.

The continuous advancement in technology brought challenges to the institution in the early 90 s thus short degree courses include a year course in Computer Technology. Associate degree in Computer Science and Associate degree in Computer Secretarial and eventually in 1993 the four-year course in Computer Science was offered. That same year the Doctorate program in Philosophy was added to the curriculum.

Baguio Central University has lived and continued to soar to a high endeavour through libertad (liberty) justicia (justice) veritas (truth) and equitas (equity).

Throughout the years Baguio Central University has moved forward with the administration of Dr. Margarita Fernandez. Its expansion covers the academic programs as well as the physical structure of the school.

In 2001 the institution responded to the demand of the global market. The six-month caregiver program was added to its curricular offerings. In 2002 Baguio Central University implemented the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP). ETEEAP educational scheme recognizes knowledge skills and prior leaning obtained by the individuals from his or her non-formal and informal experiences.

In 2003 the College of Medicine and the College of Criminology were opened. The College of Medicine is considered to be the second of its own in the Cordillera Administrative Region.